Who should buy the Vasque Coldspark UltraDry

The Vasque Coldspark UltraDry is a lightweight footgear designed for adventurers who enjoy hiking and snowshoeing in the winter. It is recommended for those who are:

  • looking for an adequate supply of warmth during their cold day hikes.
  • looking for a pair of boots that offer a comfortable toe-off with its rockered sole style. 

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry brand logo

Vasque equipped the Coldspark UltraDry with a grippy outsole

Granting winter hikers adequate surface traction on the trail is the Coldspark UltraDry’s Monolith outsole. It is based on the dual-density ColdHold compound, giving it the capability to produce enough grip on slick and snowy surfaces.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Monolith outsole

The multi-directional lugs engineered along its perimeter allow the foot to hold its ground over uneven terrain.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry multidirectional lugs

Coldspark UltraDry’s stable midsole

This Vasque boot gets to provide ample ground stability and cushioning with its molded EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. At its midsection is an embedded shank made of thermoplastic polyurethane for added underfoot support and stability.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry heel support

Helping the midsole deliver even more comfort is the boot’s removable footbed. It has a cupped design for extra support and perforations for breathability.

Coldspark UltraDry from Vasque features 

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry PU-coated leather

The Coldspark UltraDry’s breathable upper is a combination of waterproof PU-coated leather (with a thickness of 1.8 mm) and softshell textile.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry UltraDry

It comes imbued with two essential technologies: Vasque UltraDry and Thinsulate by 3M. The former promotes breathability while keeping the entire gear waterproof, while the latter—as its name suggests—equips the boot with 200 g of thermal insulation. 

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry fleece-lined collar

Over at its heel is a molded TPU yolk for additional rearfoot support. Its collar is lined with fleece for added comfort.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry D-rings

Completing this winter hiker’s upper is its quick closure system. It is made up of flat laces and three different kinds of eyelets—D-rings, opens hooks, and lace tunnels. The pair of D-rings at the end of the eyestay allows wearers to lock their snow gaiters in place.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry lacing system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 567g / Women 581g
Use: Day Hiking, Snow
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Vasque

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.